BENEFITING: Noahs Arc Foundation
ORGANIZER: Noahs Arc Foundation
Since my father suddenly passed away my sophomore year of college, I've carried with me his passion for life and his undying spirit. I am running the marathon in his memory for always inspiring me to go the extra mile (I need 26.2 November 5) and for giving me the strength to never give up on my dreams.
Noah’s Arc Foundation programs are focused on two areas: art and sports. Through the expression of art and the discipline of sports, Noah's Arc works to develop the confidence and foster the passion that exists within every child. The goal of the Noah's Arc programs and workshops is to help children tap into their unique passions and achieve their full potential in all areas of their lives.
Noah's Arc arts programs give young people in under-served areas and those who are dealing with emotional and/or physical adversity the opportunity to engage in powerful self-expression. Through the discipline of sports, Noah's Arc works to develop the confidence and foster the passion that exists within every child. Players become ambassadors for the Drop of Consciousness™ movement, bringing messages of peace, positive change and non-violence back to their neighborhoods.
Additionally, Chicago is in the midst of a gun violence epidemic. Instead of preaching to youth about what they shouldn’t be doing, Noah's Arc shines a light on what they can be doing to create positive change. Noah's Arc community outreach recognizes the real people making positive changes for Chicago every day.